Amoxicillin is a widely-used antibiotic and belongs to the Penicillin class of antibiotics.
Amoxicillin is prescribed to treat many different types of infections that are caused by bacteria such as pneumonia, bronchitis, tonsillitis, E. coli, gonorrhea and salmonella infection. It may also be used to treat middle ear infections. Amoxicillin is also sometimes used together with another antibiotic called Clarithromycin to treat stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection.
Amoxicillin is the safest and most effective antibiotic of nowadays. It is available in various forms such as capsules, tablets, and powder for oral suspension. Amoxicillin is well known as Amoxil and Trimox brand names. On the other hand, you can find cheaper generic equivalents of Amoxicillin with the same quality.
Amoxicillin treats only bacterial infections and it will not work for viral infections such as common cold, flu etc.